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TThe Congress will focus on the latest scientific and technological achievements in all areas of paediatric clinical and diagnostic laboratory medicine.
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The grand arch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium

KwaZulu-Natal
The grand arch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium

Marvel at the grand arch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium that’s 350m long and 106m high. The arch is attached to the roof with 95mm-diametre steel cables.This incredible stadium was built for the FIFA World Cup hosted in 2010 and comprises a hi-tech sky car that delegates can take to the top and see the incredible views at its peak. Your incentive visitors can always tackle the Big Rush Big Swing if they so desire, or simply organise a champagne breakfast and enjoy the view. Delegates will be fascinated to know that the arch weighs a staggering 2600 tones, which is equivalent to approximately 2600 cars.

Take a helicopter flip over the Drakensberg mountains,

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Take a helicopter flip over the Drakensberg mountains,

For romantic or adventurous delegates, take a helicopter ride over the Drakensberg Mountains. Sip on a glass or two of bubbly, snack on canapes or take photographs – regardless of what you do inflight, it will definitely be a memorable experience. Fly over spectacular World Heritage Sites and the battlefields in northern KZN. A helicopter ride over the Drakensberg peaks is an incredible experience that every delegate should experience. From breathtaking sights overlooking the hills, valleys and streams below to whisking through the clouds in the sky high above, this will be one memorable experience. Once you’re done having the thrill of your life, a visit to the Kwa Cheetah Sanctuary is another must.

Visit Moyo's Restaurant

KwaZulu-Natal
Visit Moyo's Restaurant

A perfect venue to enjoy a sunset in Durban definitely has to be MOYO uShaka Restaurant situated on the beachfront pier. Here delegates get to enjoy delicious cocktails and sundowners at the pier bar that stretches into the ocean, giving one perfect views of the Durban coastline. The restaurant boasts two decks but regardless where patrons sit, each visitor is welcomed with incredible views – and of course impeccable service from staff. What’s interesting to note is that MOYO means heart, and it’s a direct translation from Swahili. So if your delegates feel for a refreshing cocktail or delicious meal while having the fresh sea breeze blow through their hair, MOYO uShaka is just the venue.

Take a city cultural tour

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Take a city cultural tour

This includes a visit to the famous Victoria Street Market, the Juma Masjid Mosque (the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere) and past the Hare Krishna Sri Sri Radha Radhanath Temple of Understanding in Chatsworth. There’s so much to see and do in and around Durban, so a good option to explore the city is with a tour on the Durban Ricksha Bus that stops at most of the city’s major attractions. One of the many route highlights the bus will take delegates on includes cultural sites such as the Emmanuel Cathedral, Francis Farewell Square and KwaMuhle Museum. The Victoria Street Market is well known for shoppers looking for great bargains on products and ingredients (spices and curry powders) for cuisine. The Muthi Market, which is buried deep in African culture, is also worth a visit.

Shop up a storm in Durban

KwaZulu-Natal
Shop up a storm in Durban

With stunning shopping malls popping up all over the province, it’s difficult to decide which one to visit. Should delegates find themselves in Umhlanga, then the Gateway Theatre of Shopping is the best option to shop till you drop. It’s considered the biggest mall in the Southern Hemisphere and for good reason: it comprises of over 390 stores, 70 eateries and a host of entertainment for shoppers to enjoy. In Durban’s city centre is the Victoria Street Market, an ideal place for those who want to experience the city’s unique street-shopping culture. Considering there are approximately 170 stalls to choose from, you’re bound to grab a bargain. Besides clothing stalls, the Victoria Street Market is well known for its curry stalls, where shoppers can spice up their culinary skills with an array of curry powders and spices. This is typically unique to Durban’s Indian community.

Take an excursion down the South Coast

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Take an excursion down the South Coast

For delegates who are up for an amazing day of adventure – dive the Aliwal Shoal, bungee jump at Oribi Gorge and take a turn at the Lake Eland Zip Lines (the longest zip line tour in Africa). There’s an array of adventure activities just waiting to be explored down the South Coast, which stretches from Durban, south to the start of the Wild Coast that’s situated in the Eastern Cape. You’ll be in awe at the magnificent Oribi Gorge’s depth and length – 400m deep and 27km long. For those who don’t feel as adventurous to swing on the world’s highest bungee swing that’s located here, then you can visit several reserves that are perfect for bird watching such as the Mpenjati and Vernon Crookes nature reserves.

Experience the Big Five

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Experience the Big Five

A trip to KwaZulu-Natal is not complete untill you get an up close and personal encounter with the Big Five at a number of game reserves, including Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park. Why not send your delegates on a safari drive with the “chameleon whisperer” when visiting the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. There are many more options to consider in the province – from AmaKhosi Safari Lodge and Thanda Game Reserve to Nambiti Hills and Leopard Mountain Lodge, these incredible establishments are the perfect venues to witness wildlife at its best. KwaZulu-Natal boasts a beautiful coastline and its inland lush terrain makes for a perfect setting for the Big Five to dwell. But delegates should be prepared when embarking on an outdoor adventure and safari – always ensure you’re well protected with sunscreen, keep insect repellent handy and wear comfortable clothing.

The Battlefields Route

KwaZulu-Natal
The Battlefields Route

Delve into KwaZulu-Natal’s historic past by visiting the Battlefields Route. It boasts the largest concentration of significant battle- and war-related sites, with 82 battlefields, museums, old fortifications and places of remembrance – more than anywhere else in South Africa. To get a deep understanding of what occurred many decades ago, it’s best for visitors to choose an era, the war that was fought, and the sites you’d like to visit. Once delegates are done exploring the battle sites, there’s plenty more to see and do in the area. Take a game drive in nearby game reserves; enjoy walking trails at the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park or dare yourself to participate in various adventure sports from adventure establishments in the area.

Zululand

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Zululand

Travel to Zululand and experience an unspoiled haven offering everything from traditional Zulu village experiences to spectacular Big Five game-viewing opportunities in numerous private and provincial game reserves. If it’s not the Zulu culture, an array of wildlife or even the nature reserves itself that will impress you, then it has to be one of the region’s biggest attractions – the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. Here delegates can enjoy game drives, walking trails and bird watching. One of the highlights visitors can look forward to in Zululand is the Reed Dance Festival that’s held annually in September – this is where young Zulu girls prepare for womanhood. More highlights include Valley of the Kings at Melmoth, the Zululand birding route and tours of the Ango-Zulu War battle sites.

Walk in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi

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Walk in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi lived with his family in the Phoenix Settlement, Inanda, for some years. This is part of the Inanda Heritage Route, and an integral part of KwaZulu-Natal’s history. Take a walk in the footsteps of this extraordinary man who arrived in South Africa in 1893 and resided in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, in 1904. It was in Phoenix where Mahatma Gandhi published his first book, Indian Home Rule. Visit Phoenix and you’ll be amazed to see Gandhi’s house, the printing press building (which now houses the Inanda Tourism office) as well as the home of his son, Manilal. Strolling through the streets of Phoenix may evoke heartfelt emotions of pride.

Take a rock-art tour in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg park

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Take a rock-art tour in the uKhahlamba Drakensberg park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site with exceptional natural beauty and an estimated 40 000 San paintings spread across hundreds of different sites. This is an incredible location to discover more about the San people, specifically those who lived thousands of years ago, leaving behind extraordinary artwork that detailed how they lived and more. Delegates who are feeling adventurous can take a rock-art tour that will expose them to approximately 30 000 paintings in 600 remote caves. You’ll be amazed that these artworks are estimated to be nearly 800 years old. If you venture to the Cathedral Peak-Mdelelelo Wilderness area, you’ll discover more than 8800 individual paintings around 130 sites.

Take a sundowner cruise on the St Lucia Estuary

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Take a sundowner cruise on the St Lucia Estuary

The estuary forms part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting a wide diversity of flora and fauna for visitors to explore and enjoy. Whether delegates are avid bird-watchers, enjoy being surrounded by a lush environment or want a close encounter with wildlife, the St Lucia Estuary encompasses all the elements of an outdoor adventure. But there’s more to the estuary than meets the eye – it’s the perfect venue for delegates to take a sundowner cruise. Imagine a picturesque sunset signalling the end of the day, sipping on a refreshing beverage while sailing on a two-hour, 10km cruise and taking in the beautiful surrounds.

Dine with sea creatures at uShaka Marine World

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Dine with sea creatures at uShaka Marine World

uShaka Marine World is the fifth-largest marine park in the world. You can book an exclusive dinner in the facility’s aquarium for a unique dining experience. At The Cargo Hold Restaurant, delegates may feel as though they’re on a date with Jaws considering how close the tables are situated next to the glass tanks, which offer incredible views of Tiger sharks and other marine life. Other amazing establishments to enjoy fine cuisine include MOYO on the pier, and although diners might not be that close up to the ragged-tooth sharks, they’re spoilt for choice with sweeping views of the ocean. Other facilities in the marine park include the Wet ‘n Wild water park, an impressive the Sea World aquarium, a lagoon where visitors can snorkel and more.

Durban

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Durban

This cosmopolitan, multi-cultural city with its year-round warm climate has exceptional swimming and surfing beaches, wonderful cultural attractions and excellent adventure activities such as shark tours, sunset cruises, scenic flights and much more. The first thing delegates will notice about this coastal city is its incredible weather – the constant humidity and warm temperatures make locals feel as though it’s summer all-year round. If you’re feeling adventurous, dare to leap off the Moses Mabhida Stadium with the Big Rush Big Swing – here you will plummet 60m before swinging across the stadium at 120km. This is just one of the stadium’s many attractions. Of course no trip to Durban is complete without a visit to the beach; from Cabana Beach Resort in Umhlanga to the Golden Mile on Durban’s beachfront, there’s plenty fun in the sun to be had along the city’s coast.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

KwaZulu-Natal
iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Enjoy magnificent scenery, wildlife, beaches, boat cruises and birding in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This site was previously known as the St Lucia Wetland Park and in December 1999, the wet wonderland was declared South Africa’s first World Heritage Site. Send your delegates here to explore the wetland’s incredible landscapes, unique ecology and get a close encounter with a variety of wildlife that comprises of approximately 800 hippos and 1200 crocodiles. Delegates will be fascinated to learn that the coastline of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park is the only location in Africa where Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles lay their eggs. For avid bird-watchers, there are flocks of pelicans and flamingos that can be found sprawled at the water’s edge of the park’s waterholes.

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